War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1013 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 26, 1863-2 a. m.

General WHEAT,

Wheeling, W. Va.:

I have Governor Peirpoint's, authority for calling out your brigade, but I see as yet no necessity for it. I only request you to hold all the force you can in readiness to come out if required.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 26, 1863.

General JAMES S. WHEAT,

Wheeling, W. Va.:

If you have howitzers with your brigade and can man and work them take them along. Let me hear from you.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Hartwood Church, April 27, 1863.

1. Colonel Adelbert Ames, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, is assigned to temporary duty on the staff of the major-general commanding. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 27, 1863.

Major-General MILROY,

Winchester, Va.:

I gave you General Halleck's own words as to General Elliott. I understand him as assenting to the movement up the valley, if deemed judicious by you and by him, who are there on the spot, and you have my permission to act at your discretion, from what you know of the probable movements and position of the enemy.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, April 27, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER, MONOCACY BRIDGE:

The One hundred and fifty-first Regiment New York Infantry and what portion of the Fourteenth New Jersey can be spared from the bridge will proceed at once to Maryland Heights and report to Brigadier-General Morris.

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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